Punjabi chat room - Dating an older girl in high school

My daughter often gives me an update on the social goings-on in her class.

At this tender age, your child barely knows who she is and lacks the judgment to make good decisions about such a relationship.

Before you allow or celebrate your middle-schooler’s boyfriend or girlfriend, consider these pros and cons of middle school romance.

Finding out that a boy likes you makes you feel pretty and popular boosting your preteen self-esteem.

Finding out 11.4 days later that he is “so over you”destroys your self-esteem, affirming all of your middle-schooler suspicions that you are unattractive, awkward, and that no one really likes you.

For every upside to middle school romance, there’s a pretty harsh downside.

Rejection is hard at any age but especially so at a stage when you feel physically, emotionally, and socially vulnerable.Spending time with a boyfriend or girlfriend is fun.Spending lots of time with a boyfriend or girlfriend takes you away from your friends. But middle schoolers who have girlfriends or boyfriends miss out on great platonic relationships.Sometimes they break up with a romantic attachment to find that while they were all dreamy-eyed and in love, their other friendships cooled for lack of attention, leaving them “lost” in the social landscape.Having a girlfriend makes you feel older and cooler.Feeling older and more mature than you really are can lead to choices and responsibilities you’re not ready for.

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